Young Bucks fall short to Chiefs

Published 2:07 am Saturday, April 19, 2003

By By DAN WEISS / Niles Daily Star
BUCHANAN -- Following a 6-0 shutout in the first game of a non-conference doubleheader Friday against Dowagiac, the Buchanan baseball team looked as if it might pull off an upset in the second game.
The Bucks rallied for eight runs in the fourth inning but then allowed the Chieftains to score five times and walk away with a 16-11 win.
For Dowagiac (11-3), overcoming a deficit was nothing new.
Chris Singleton (2-1) and Brandon Zachary (3-0) earned the pitching victories for Dowagiac. Josh Wahlstrom (0-2) took both losses for the Bucks which dropped to 2-5 on the year.
After just two hits in the first game the Bucks' bats came alive for 11 hits in the second, led by a triple from Wahlstrom and a double from P.J. Pollock.
Dowagiac had 19 hits on the day, including 13 in the second game. Singleton had a double in each contest.
Dowagiac 210 111 0--6 6 1
Buchanan 000 000 0--0 2 5
Chris Singleton (W, 2-1), Brandon Zachary (7) and Matt Stewart; Josh Wahlstrom (L, 0-1) and Eric Brelowski.
2B: Singleton (D)
Dowagiac 120 173 2--16 13 3
Buchanan 000 821 0--11 11 4
Jonathon Bartee, Brandon Zachary (4, W, 3-0) and Matt Stewart; Mark Dohn, Josh Wahlstrom (5, L, 0-2), Raymond Payne (5) and Eric Brelowski.
3B: Wahlstrom (B)
2B: Chris Singleton (D), P.J. Pollock (B)
Team records: Dowagiac 11-3, Buchanan 2-5